State Rep. Kathy Webb of Little Rock, who'll be term limited at the end of 2012, has a new job to keep her busy when legislating is done.
She was hired this week as executive director of the Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance, essentially a trade association for a group of agencies and food banks that work to alleviate hunger. She won't take the job until March 15, by which time the fiscal session of the legislature will be over.
As an advocate for hunger issues, it seems reasonable to expect to see Webb at the Capitol from time to time in the future. The 2011 legislature imposed a one-year waiting period on legislators before they could go to work as lobbyists, but the law exempted those currently serving if they did not run for re-election this year.
Webb has volunteered for a number of hunger agencies in the past. She's had a long career in the restaurant business, most recently as a co-owner of Lilly's Dim Sum Then Some. She no longer is involved in that business.